Arab Spring
Tunisia protest Tunisians continue protests against president Kais Saied’s power grab 

Separate protests were organized by the Workers’ Party and the Ennahda party over the weekend. At the first protest, speakers called for a third way between Kais Saied’s dictatorship and the Islamist parties

MSF reports civilians killed by Ethiopian soldiers in Tigray and other stories

Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown

Jordanian security forces crack down on demonstrations on anniversary of 2011 protests

The protests were called to mark the 10th anniversary of anti-monarchy and pro-democracy protests. Protesters were also demanding an end to the emergency law imposed last year and addressing of several economic issues such as rising unemployment

Bahrain protests Sporadic protests in Bahrain on tenth anniversary of Arab Spring

Scores of Bahrainis took to the streets on Sunday marking the tenth anniversary of the anti-government Arab Spring protests. The protests of 2011 were suppressed by the ruling al-Khalifa family with the aid of Saudi Arabia and other monarchies

Tunisia protests The people want the fall of the regime: What lies behind the protests in Tunisia?

In the 10 years since the Arab Spring, while democracy has functioned in Tunisia at a procedural level, it has not met the aspirations of the people, especially the youth

Tunisians protest over growing economic crisis and oppressive state actions

The protesters were opposing increasing police brutality and the announcement of fresh lockdown measures on Thursday. Protests took place in at least 10 cities across the country

Amid repression and setbacks, people’s movements in north Africa continue struggles

North Africa in 2020 was both a site of armed conflict and repression, and yet, also an example of the determined resistance of the people to the forces of repression

Donald Trump’s final act: Snuffing out the promise of democracy in the Middle East

In the context of the 10-year anniversary of the “Arab Spring,” Vijay Prashad discusses Donald Trump’s efforts to crush the aspirations of the people in the Middle East

Egypt activists arrested Egyptian author Ahdaf Souief and three other activists released after global outcry

The activists were arrested following a protest demanding that prison authorities in Egypt take serious steps to prevent the possible spread of the Coronavirus disease and protect jail inmates

Alaa Abdel Fattah Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah re-arrested after court revokes release order

A criminal court in Cairo revoked its own order for the release of Alaa Abdel Fattah and two other activists. Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the prominent faces of the 2011 uprising against the Hosni Mubarak regime, has been in jail for nearly 6 years since 2013

A Tunisian Girl Tunisian blogger-activist who documented Ben Ali’s abuses and the 2011 revolution dies at 36

Lina Ben Mhenni started a blog called ‘A Tunisian Girl’ to report on the day-to-day events in Tunisia leading up to the 2011 Jasmine revolution and the ouster of Ben Ali

Who can stop the far-right?

The scope and scale of the right-wing resurgence this year shows the urgent need for greater working class mobilizations that can safeguard and deepen democracy and build coalitions

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